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Saturday, February 22 2020

Where Millennials Come From | The New Yorker

A generation has inherited a world without being able to live in it. Imagine, as I often do, that our world were to end tomorrow, and that alien researchers many...

How websites are experimenting on you

Websites are using hidden tricks to make you click or buy without realising, and the way they do it can be both baffling and controversial, finds Chris Baraniuk.  

The invisible ways Facebook is affecting our choices

Whether it’s using Facebook or Google, our choices are subtly nudged by the human biases acting behind the scenes, argues Tom Chatfield.  

Artists and artworks at The Glass Room

What is personal data in an age where data is everything but personal? The Glass Room is a space for reflection, experimentation and play that provides different ways of...

The eight-day guide to a better digital life

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries...

Facebook and YouTube are winning the war for our attention

The underlying principle is simple: Where the attention goes, the money will inevitably follow. And right now, the attention of a large chunk of the population is being diverted...

Is social media bad for you?

With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence...